Painter Caleb Weintraub brings digital visions to Barr Gallery

19th January 2016
Caleb Weintraub painting

Caleb Weintraub. “Unthinkable. Unsayable. Inevitable.” (edition 1/3). 2014. Pigment print on Sunset Velvet archival paper.

By Steven Krolak

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — The Ronald Barr Gallery at Indiana University Southeast will present “Wolf Tickets,” an exhibition of digital paintings by Caleb Weintraub, from Jan. 21 to Feb. 16.

Weintraub is an associate professor of fine arts at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. His many awards include an IU Collaborative Teaching Fellowship and several New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grants. He has shown internationally, with more than 22 solo and 100 group exhibitions since 2000.

From Weintraub’s artist statement: “This is a re-imagining that draws from art history and literature, pop culture and the news. These are vestiges of a world we might recognize, a world half remembered or misremembered and reincarnated in a fanciful way . . . . My work is not quite a warning, and not quite a celebration. It is a wondering.”

The exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 5-7 p.m., at which the artist will be present. A gallery talk will take place at 6 p.m., during the reception.

The artist will also deliver a lecture at 3 p.m. on Jan. 21, in the IU Southeast painting studio (Knobview Hall, room 133).






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